Lana Del Rey Postpones US Tour In Wake Of SNL Stint?
The New York Post claims Lana has scrapped a series of spring dates...
On Tuesday (February 7), The New York Post reported that Del Rey's management team has pulled the plug on a planned tour (reportedly set to kick off in March), citing a source who claims the decision was made in order to "distance" the singer from her stint on SNL.
The insider revealed: "[Lana] and her manager decided to cancel [the tour] after SNL. She was very upset ... they figure it allows time for her to clear her head, then go back to selling tickets. More importantly, they figure, the extra time gives them more distance from SNL."
In an email to our US Team , Del Rey's publicist called the Post story "not accurate," adding, "There has never been a spring tour announced or cancelled."
The Post reported that the MTV Brand New For 2012 nominee was slated to play 30 dates at 1,000- to 3,000-capacity venues across America, despite no dates being revealed.
A spokesperson for Interscope did not respond to MTV News' request for comment on the rumours, although the newspaper does quote a label rep as saying: "Interscope had nothing to do with booking or postponing a tour.
"[Chairman] Jimmy [Iovine] is excited and thankful that Lana is performing at a Grammy event in his honour this week."
Iovine will be the subject of a special Grammy-week tribute on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Del Rey's only scheduled performance is a Thursday in-store at Amoeba Records in San Francisco. A spokesperson for the store has since claimed that performance has yet to be cancelled.
Last month, the Video Games singer told MTV News that she planned to tour the US in October, but only bringing her sultry sound to small venues — a decision she said was backed by both her team and her label, Interscope.
"I'm capping every venue at 900 [capacity], because I don't want to perform for more [people] than that,"
The 25-year old added: "So what I want to do is three nights in New York, like at Irving Plaza, and then three nights at the El Rey in L.A., and then, in between, do 15 cities, and cap it at 900 venues. And everybody is onboard, so that's what we're going to do."